Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel byLewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six... Topics: Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Nonsense
byAlcott, Louisa May; Merry's Museum; Armstrong, Bruce
In April 1868, Merry's Museum, also known as Merry's Museum for Boys & Girls, published the first part of an eight-part series called "Will's Wonder Book" by the esteemed authoress Louisa May Alcott. One part ran each month, with the eighth and last part appearing in the November 1868 issue. The parts were published in a single book, with no author listed, by Horace R. Fuller of Boston in 1870. This PDF file contains the pages as they originally appeared in Merry's Museum. Topics: Louisa May Alcott, children's fiction
LibriVox recording of Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, by Margaret Sidney. The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew tells the story of how the Peppers live, learn, and play in their little brown house. They are poor, and Mamsie must work constantly to keep the wolf from the door but they do it with gaiety and spirit that would not be expected. The Peppers make due with whatever they have and the elder children try to make things special for the younger. Though tragedies often befall... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, children's fiction, Peppers Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard, by Howard R. Garis. Read by Mark F. Smith. Uncle Wiggily Longears, an old bunny gentleman now stricken with rheumatism and getting around with a cane, still is quite active. In these stories, he encounters a string of characters from Mother Goose's tales and has adventures that are not quite in keeping with her books! These gentle tales are 7 - 8 minutes each and quite suited to a nightly reading to a small child. (Intro by Mark F.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, children's fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Tale of Freddie Firefly, by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read by WoollyBee. "He was able to draw a deep breath again as they reached the field of red clover, where Peppery Polly Bumblebee settled quickly upon a clover-top and began sucking up the sweet nectar with her long tongue. For some time she worked busily without saying a word. And indeed, how could she have spoken with her tongue buried deep in the heart of a clover blossom?" (From The Tale of Freddie... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, children's fiction, nature Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Reddy Fox by Thornton W. Burgess.Read by LibriVox volunteers.This timeless story tells of an overconfident little fox who steals a plump pet hen and is hotly pursued by Farmer Brown's boy and Bowser the Hound. Children will delight in Reddy's risky antics and the commotion his behavior causes among the other woodland creatures. Grandma Fox tries her best to teach him and Reddy tries very hard to be good but his curiosity is always finding ways to get... Topics: librivox, audiobook, children's fiction, animals, nature
LibriVox recording of Sara Crewe, or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. (Summary by AngelFirePixie) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, children's fiction, girls, dolls
LibriVox recording of Spinning-Wheel Stories, by Louisa May Alcott. Read by volunteer readers. A group of stories-within-a-story, told in the classic Louisa May Alcott style. "I've a little cold," said the old lady, "and am too hoarse for talking, my dears; but Aunt Elinor has looked up a parcel of old tales that I've told her at different times and which she has written down. You will like to hear her reading better than my dull way of telling them, and I can help Minnie and... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, children's fiction, short stories Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of Mr. Wicker's Window by Carley Dawson. Read by LibriVox volunteers. When twelve-year-old Chris entered Mr. Wicker's shop to inquire about a job for his friend, something about old Mr. Wicker forced him to take the job himself. Chris found himself the pupil of Mr. Wicker, not the old man he first saw, but a powerful man in his forties--a magician. Chris learned how to turn himself into a fish, a bird, a fly, and with a magic rope he learned to make a boat or even an... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children's fiction, magic, adventure Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Helen Taylor.Five children discover a mysterious egg in their new nursery carpet - an egg which hatches into a magical talking Phoenix! The carpet is a magic one and takes them on all sorts of adventures which never quite turn out as planned... (Summary by Helen Taylor)For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fantasy, children's fiction, E. Nesbit
LibriVox recording of Sky Island (version 2) by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by ASPotter; Claire Schreuder; maryagneskatherine; Linda Dougherty; ElleyKat; fshort; Linda Andrus; Lisa Phelps Gonzalez; Anastasiia Solokha; S R Colon; Jude Somers; mhartfeldt; Michelle Goode; Ally Johnson; Sarah Alaine Swart A little girl (Trot) and her friend (Cap'n Bill) team up with a young boy named Button-Bright. Button-Bright had found a magical umbrella in his attic. He meets the kind girl and sailor and... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fantasy, children's fiction, magic umbrella
LibriVox recording of Peter and Wendy, by J. M. Barrie. Read by volunteer readers. Peter and Wendy tells the classic story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. (Introduction modified from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, children's fiction, fantasy Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Five Little Peppers Abroad by Margaret Sidney. Read by LibriVox Volunteers This book is the next in the series of the Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney, after Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and Five Little Peppers Midway. It continues the series where Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie, and Phronsie get to travel abroad in Europe! (Summary by Chelsea) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children's fiction, Five Little Peppers series Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of South American Jungle Tales by Horacio Quiroga. (Translated by Arthur Livingston.) Read in English by James K. White The stories in South American Jungle Tales center on the relationships between people and the different creatures Quiroga came into contact with on his farm in Misiones, a region of jungle in Uruguay along the banks of the Upper Parana river. Each story quickly evolves into a fantastical realm where the various animals take on familiar human characteristics.... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, short stories, children's fiction, youth fiction, magical realism
LibriVox recording of A Little Country Girl, by Susan Coolidge. Read by Lynne Thompson. Candace makes the first long trip of her young life alone. Everything is new, from the ocean views, to the fashionable people she encounters; from the museum-like home, to the unfamiliar cousins. How will she adapt to the new experiences and will she overcome the homesickness she feels? Will she adapt her country ways and enter society, or be an embarrassment to her fine relations? Etiquette and style can be... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, children's fiction, childhood, vacation, loneliness, friendship
LibriVox recording of Mary Cary, Frequently Martha, by Kate Langley Bosher. Read by Jan MacGillivray. "My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orphans are sure enough children, and real much like the kind that have Mothers and Fathers; and that’s why I am going to write this story." So begins Mary’s diary, which she fills with her various doings and misadventures at the Asylum in Virginia... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, youth fiction, children's fiction, fiction, orphans Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Roosevelt Bears by Seymour Eaton. Read in English by Hannah Mary "The Roosevelt Bears - Their Travels and Adventures" is full of fun as we follow the journeys and mishaps of two big, delightful bears. Tired of life in the West of America and eager to see places of which they had only heard, Teddy-B and Teddy-G head east. All ages will laugh and enjoy the antics told in lively rhyme - whether riding a train, donkey, balloon or boat, running a farm, attending... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, travel, adventure, USA, children's fiction, bears, mishaps
LibriVox recording of Odd by Amy Le Feuvre. Read in English by Rachel; Xenablue; Esther ben Simonides; wish2bflying; Maggie TraversHe found the word for her, and she read with difficulty, 'Trouble, distress, great affliction.' 'Do they all mean tribulation?' she asked. 'Tribulation means all of them,' was the answer. 'And can children have tribulation, Mr. Roper?' 'What do you think?' 'I must have it if I'm to get to heaven,' she said emphatically; and then she left him, and the young man... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dog, odd, odd one out, children's fiction/religion
LibriVox recording of 杜子春 (Toshisyun), by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Read by ekzemplaro. Toshisyun was published on Akaitori (a magazine for children) in 1920. It's based on a story in China. (Summary by ekzemplaro) 『杜子春』（とししゅん）は、芥川龍之介の短編小説。1920年（大正9年）に雑誌『赤い鳥』にて発表された。中国の古典、鄭還古の『杜子春伝』を童話化したもの。 (ウィキペディア) For further information, including... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, children's fiction, China, wizard, Japanese Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read in English by Clive Catterall A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Greek, Myth, Children's Fiction, Gothic, Legends, Fairy Tales
LibriVox dramatic recording of Ozma of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Ozma of Oz was the third title in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. In this book Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets Tiktok, a wind-up mechanical man; a talking chicken, Billina; and Ozma, the girl ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. Dorothy is also reunited with her old friends, the... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, Oz, fantasy, children, children's fiction, fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine Episode One read by Mike Gardner Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine is a story of flight, fantasy, adventure and courage. Although Emmelisa Planemaker is a strong-willed little girl, she misses her dad, who died when she was only five years old. Emmelisa and her brother Dell have a happy and carefree life until their father becomes ill and is forced to retire at the age of forty-three. After retirement, Mr. Planemaker decides to build a scaled, model airplane... Topics: young adult books, children, children's books, books, children's fiction, book, story, adventure,... Source: Preston FM
LibriVox recording of At the Back of the North Wind (version 2) by George MacDonald. Read in English by mlcui. At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book by George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights. The book includes... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, fairy tales, fairy tale, children's fiction, action, action &...
The text is an narrative for children aged 9-10 years about the pearling fleet and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. The text follows the adventures of two young boys to portray the activities of the Reef for a child's perspective, along with illustrations drawn from photographs from the Queensland Intelligence and Tourist Bureau. This copy also includes an inscription from the author written in 1944. Topics: State Library of Queensland, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, fiction, children's fiction, travel,...
Official trailer for "A Sandy Grave" by Donna McDine. www.donnamcdine.com. The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had--especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach? Published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Video Production by Castelane.com. Topics: Scrimshaw, conservation, summer fun, children’s fiction, children’s literature, chapter book,...
LibriVox recording of Fighting the Flames by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by volunteer readers. Frank Willders is a brave young member of the London Fire Brigade - Willie is his mischievous but helpful younger brother. The two of them encounter a cast of unforgettable characters as Frank and his companions perform heroic rescues and fight the never-ending battle against the flames. Meanwhile the mysterious and sinister Gorman is hatching dark plots, lovely Emma Ward has set Willie’s... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, ballantyne, Historical Fiction, London, children's fiction, fire,...
LibriVox recording of Poppy's Presents by Mrs. O. F. Walton. Read in English by Esther ben Simonides One day, Poppy gets told her mother has a present for her. But the neighbors laugh and say there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. What is the present? - Summary by Esther ben Simonides For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, twins, children's fiction, walton, gifts, enoch, poppy, presents, elijah,...
LibriVox recording of Little Meg's Children by Hesba Stretton. Read in English by Fiddlesticks This is the touching and endearing story of Little Meg and her trials and difficulties as she does her best to look after 'her children' after their mother dies. Father is away at sea and is expected every day, but when father's ship comes in he is not aboard! With the help of her new friend and neighbour Kitty, she finds out that he was 'took bad' on the other side of the world, who knows when or if... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, London, england, christian fiction, children's fiction, brothers and sisters
LibriVox recording of The Royal Book of Oz (Dramatic Reading) by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Read in English by David Lawrence; TriciaG; Janet; Beth Thomas; thestorygirl; Kristin Gjerløw; ToddHW; Chuck Williamson; Frances Brown; Woolly Bee; Victoria P; Annika Vera; Sophia Noelle; Peter Parshall; Charlotte Brown; KHand; Todd Jenken; sunny1849; and P. J. Morgan. When the professor decides to outline the ancestry of the eminent people of Oz, Scarecrow feels left out. He doesn't have a family tree -... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, wizard of oz, dorothy, fantasy, family, children's fiction,...
LibriVox recording of A Peep Behind the Scenes (version 2) by Mrs. O. F. Walton. Read in English by Leda; Betsie Bush; fiddlesticks; Adele de Pignerolles; Lily Marie; Rachel Rosalie lived every child's dream: she belonged to a circus! She got to have fun all day, every day; she did not even have to pay to be a part of it all! She got to meet interesting people, see all the amazing things there are to see. She got to do as she liked and travel all over the world. Even some grown ups may think... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, christian fiction, children's fiction, Children's Stories, Christian life,...
LibriVox recording of Three Little Kittens by Katharine Pyle. Read in English by MikeStanich; Rosie Roberts; Rachel; Nerotacita Jazbury, Yowler and Fluffy are three brave and curious kittens craving adventure. Join them as they accidentally venture into the woods and courageously face off against dogs, rats and strange people. - Summary by Mary Kay For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fiction, adventure, dogs, novella, children's fiction, cat, cats,...